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FAQ: My injured employee’s doctor released him to return to work, but he is restricted from performing some of his regular duties. What should I do?

It depends. Call your carrier or the defense attorney to discuss your options. Your ability to accommodate his restrictions will determine your responsibilities. There may also be issues of reduced earnings, intermittent lost time and ongoing medical treatment that must be considered on a case-by-case basis.

DISCLAIMER: This article is intended only as general information. It is not legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Additionally, some laws and procedures might have changed. If you need specific legal advice, please contact an attorney to discuss your circumstances.


Nance L. Schick, Esq. is a mediator, and conflict resolution coach based in New York City, where she works with creative professionals, entrepreneurs, human resources professionals, labor managers, risk managers, and executives to generate results beyond the boundaries of their imaginations. She is committed to creating a unified human race by empowering people to have lives they forgot were possible.